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Admission to Teacher Education

All students who wish to be recommended for licensure in any of the subject areas must be admitted to a specific Teacher Education Program. Candidates should also apply for admission to the Teachers Academy at the end of their sophomore year and be admitted no later than the first semester of their junior year.

The following requirements must be met:

  1. Grade point average of at least 2.50 (some departments require a GPA higher than a 2.50 to be admitted to teacher education). To determine if students meet this standard, the grade point average (GPA) is calculated using all relevant undergraduate course work.
  2. Recommendation of the school or department where major is to be taken
  3. Achievement of minimum score requirements as set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction on the Professional Assessment for Beginning Teachers (Praxis I, ACT, or SAT)
  4. Completion of at least 12 s.h. at UNCG. The 12 s.h. shall be waived for any transfer student who meets ALL of the aforementioned requirements for admission to Teacher Education. The grade point average for transfer students will be the transferable GPA as computed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

For additional requirements specific to a program, students should check with their major school or department. Students should contact the Teachers Academy (located in Curry Building, 334-3450) for:

  1. Clarification of admission requirements.
  2. Appeal of the application of a rule or regulation.